The Morgridge Family Foundation pledges $1 million for COVID-19 emergency response efforts. Three non-profits are being awarded $100,000 each.
At the Morgridge Family Foundation, we are deeply committed to the communities where we live, play, and serve. While our foundation is known for disruption, the COVID-19 pandemic caused us to pause. We began having critical conversations to determine how and where we could help during this unprecedented moment. We listened to trusted philanthropists and non-profit leaders, we signed the national CV19 Philanthropist Pledge, we joined Governor Polis’s COVID Relief Leadership Committee; and then, we got to work.
On Monday, March 23, we allocated $1 million to COVID-19 emergency response. That same day the foundation invited a short-list from our 600+ partner network to apply for immediate, unrestricted grants. We received more than 60 applications requesting over $4.1 million. Forty-six of these requests will be funded from the total budget in varying amounts. Three organizations received $100,000, the largest amount awarded.
These three organizations and their areas of need include:
Each non-profit was selected and approved for funding because of their organizations’ trusted ability to maximize our investment and use sound judgment to impact as many people as possible. In this time of dire need for families, our role as philanthropists is to act quickly and get support to those most affected by this pandemic. We consider each and every recipient to be an exceptional partner and a leader in their local COVID response.
To our community, thank you. Thank you for what you are doing for our neighbors, thank you for what you are doing for our communities, and thank you for what you are doing for our country. During this complex and devastating time, you are a harbinger for hope and positive impact.